Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ben Pentreath's shop

I finally got the opportunity to delve into the fabulous shop of Ben Pentreath. Tucked away on a little side street off Conduit Street in London, this jam packed shop has everything from prints to ceramics to endless inspiring books. The shopkeeper knew anything about everything - definitely a great place for presents, or even a treat for yourself!


Saturday, 16 February 2013

Grain Store, Grassmarket

This was a real treat and for a great price! We decided to do Valentine's lunch instead of supper, and at the Grain Store, on the picturesque Victoria Street, it was just £12.50 for 2 courses and £15.50 for 3. From the menu we selected some delicious smoked salmon with pickled cucumber, and for main course we had moist duck and pork, with some fantastic seasonal veg. The atmosphere was super cosy, and we couldn't resist ending the meal with a cheeky chocolate pud!

CÉLINE top, $40
BLK DNM biker jacket, $930
Golden Goose flare skirt 
H&M heel sandals, $46
Yves Saint Laurent yves saint laurent

Unicorn Antiques

At the bottom end of Dundas Street in Edinburgh, there is a real gem of an antique shop. Unicorn antiques, although slightly overcrowded, is full of treats and trinkets. From gold jewellery to beautiful pieces of furniture, you are unlikely to be disappointed. The stairs outside go down into the basement where there are some even more fantastical finds. If you're looking for some one-off crockery sets of old Beatrix Potter editions (my favourite!) there is an enormous array of delights to dig through!

Red Squirrel, Edinburgh

Slightly further afield from my flat, this American type diner, the Red Squirrel, is a new discovery. Located on Lothian Road, they offer delicious cocktails, a wide range of beers and scrummy food. We went for the burgers, which, although a bit dry, had a great selection of fillings. The atmosphere was great, with some Johnny Cash playing in the background, and the perfect place to go after watching a movie at the Filmhouse just across the road!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

dinner date

Karl Donoghue shearling coat
Dolce Gabbana shapewear, $1,045
Alice + Olivia leather skirt, $465
Donna Karan slip on sandals
Coach watch
Brooks Brothers diamond jewelry


Shourouk Rhaiem utilises her Tunisian roots and Parisian upbringing to create these awesome designs using Swarovski crystals. She combines the sparkly stones with rough and ready rope and PVC elevating her products to a unique position among contemporary jewellery designs. Shourouk's colour combinations and techniques have earned her prestige and is often approached to work on collaborations such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Shanghai-Tang and Swarovski. Check out more of her collection here.

diy Shourouk inspired necklace final 1

If you fancy giving it a go yourself, like above, follow Geneva's fabulous DIY project here.